Lions host Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Nate Freese for pre-draft visits

Otto Greule Jr

The Detroit Lions brought in a tight end and a kicker as they continued their pre-draft visits on Tuesday.

The Detroit Lions hosted three players for pre-draft visits on Tuesday. One of them, Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller, was believed to have visited on Monday, but he didn't actually meet with the Lions until Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, the Lions hosted Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Boston College kicker Nate Freese.

The Lions actually previously worked out Seferian-Jenkins, according to Dave Birkett, but they decided to bring him in for a visit as well. At Washington, Seferian-Jenkins caught 36 passes for 450 yards and 8 touchdowns last season. His numbers were even more impressive in 2012, as he had 69 catches for 852 yards, along with 7 touchdowns. He had 6 touchdowns as a freshman in 2011.

As for Freese, he was quite impressive at Boston College. In 2013, he went 20 for 20 on field goals and 40 for 41 on extra points. A year earlier, he went 18 for 20 on field goals and 24 for 24 on extra points. Lions special teams coordinator John Bonamego just said on Monday that the "top priority" in his department is to find a starting kicker, and he didn't rule out the possibility of the team drafting one. They do already have John Potter and Giorgio Tavecchio under contract, but the Lions are planning to compare them with this year's draft-eligible kickers.

It's worth noting that when the Lions were searching for a new starting punter last year, they brought in Sam Martin for a pre-draft visit. He was the only punter who visited, and he ended up being drafted by the Lions in the fifth round.

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